Day 19 I guess I have lots to update; been slacking a bit. Last weekend I picked up my future quarantine tank: a 29g Biocube. Along with the heater, light and pump, also came with a bunch of frags piled amidst some live rock. I basically did as planned, siphoned out and saved most of the water. Placed the corals in tupperware, live rock in buckets. I dumped out the sand. Drove it 20 minutes. Set it back up in the garage and topped off with my new salt water. Went smoothly and much easier than I thought. Once my main tank is ready I'll move out some of the frags and have it ready to go as my quarantine tank -- bare bottom, sparse, and lonely. Last weekend also used some cabinet hinges to reorganize the electronics shelf. I was pretty happy with how it turned out. And the big news, is on Day 19, have some diatoms growing! Happened literally within hours. There was nothing this morning, and tonight I come home and it's all over the glass and sand. BTW, I have been running my lights as normal during the cycle. My ammonia is now 0, my nitrites are 1.25, and my nitrates at at 75 (whoa!). I wasn't going to do my big water change until my nitrites came down to 0, but I think it'll get there soon...maybe even this weekend. I just basically let the diatom bloom happen, right? Let it take over the tank and trust that it will go away? Or should I try introducing a new batch of snails? Maybe they'll live now. Here's a small bit of proof: Lastly, my baffle kit arrived for my fuge. It's a pretty tight fit. Comes with two acrylic spaces, "long" and "small". The long one was too big to fit my skimmer. So used the short piece, screwed in at the far left of the photo. And I setup my fuge light, an H380, one of Kessil's hydroponic purple lights. It's probably total overkill, but I'm hoping it'll grow mad cheato. I know I could of gone with a $10 Home Depot light and probably been fine, but I'm not planning on having a GFO reactor or anything, so I'm counting on my fuge to be a good export system. So that's the update. I'm hoping this weekend I can do a big water change, introduce some snails, pickup some frags and starter cheato from Enderturtle, and maybe even move a couple coral into the DT (after Bayer and coral rx dip). Not planning on introducing any fish for a long long time. I'm eager to know your thoughts, if there's anything I should be doing, or not doing. Anything to save me from future pain. Thanks as always! Oh, and I added about 10 more lbs of sand. Now it's about 1.5 inches.